Fine Art at University of Brighton - UCAS

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Course summary

Founded on a strong dynamic between students and staff, the Fine Art MA is for disciplined artists who want to develop their work both through personal tutorials and interaction within an informed, ambitious peer group. You will engage wholly with what it means to practise as an artist today, with a tailored programme of study and regular personal tutorials. As part of a community of artists on the course you will participate in weekly lectures, seminars and crits, benefitting from working alongside your peers The course is taught by a group of experienced and well-connected artists and curators. You follow a highly personalised programme of study and contribute to the overall group experience in a weekly series of lectures, seminars and crits. You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work and curate group exhibitions, while also completing an extended essay and slide presentation for your assessment and as the basis of your future professional practice. The Fine Art MA is well respected for cultivating skilled and thoughtful artists. Comments from external examiners include: “The range of work was diverse, indicating a healthy and discursive environment, and the work itself was clearly knowing and well informed... There is clear evidence that some of the less confident students are genuinely helped by being part of a discursive whole.” “I remain impressed by the attention of the course team, in all aspects of critical enquiry, production of artefacts and ideas and pastoral care.”


Reconfiguring Practice: Proposal and Presentation; Research and Practice Methodologies: Seminar and Research Diary; Consolidating Practice: Exhibition/Visual Documentation; Research and Practice Methodologies: Student Presentation; Critical Essay; Fine Art Mentoring (optional module).

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course. They should be used as a general guide. Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Other candidates with relevant experience and demonstrable ability are also considered. IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. We do not have a set deadline to receive applications, but recommend submitting before the end of May. We normally start interviews from April. All applicants who apply before the end of June are invited. When submitting your online application, we ask that it include a research statement. This should detail your interests as an artist and outline the scope and method of your intended study. It should also include a short bibliography. It does not need to be any longer than one side of an A4 sheet and you should add any back-up sketches or photographs you feel you need on a separate sheet. As a brief guide, we suggest you write your statement under the following headings: Title and any sub-title of the work proposed; Aims and objectives of the work; A description of what the work will involve; How you would start your research for the work; Possible technical requirements; Any other information you think is relevant.

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Fine Art at University of Brighton - UCAS